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Is a piece of a man better than nothing?

For the past three weeks Iyanla Vanzant has dealt with a man who has 34 children by 17 mothers. In the first episode Vanzant gave each of the mothers that participated a piece of a shirt symbolizing that they each only had a piece of him, and how it was impossible to have a healthy family if you are working with a piece of a man. The women on the show simply wanted to be loved and he played into their need to be loved. As they shared their stories you heard common threads throughout and you could not help but feel sorry for them, but today I thought about how ironic this situation was. These women are looked at as victims but every week we celebrate a ficitonal character who has made herself comfortable eating the scraps off the presidential table. Scandal is the show and Olivia Pope is the heroine. Sure she is decked in designer clothing and she speaks in a well-bread staccato tone, but she is a woman satified with a piece of a man. Perhaps we need some new heroines.

Will Ray Lewis ever simply be remembered for football?

This is how MSN describes Ray Lewis on it’s news ticker, “Analyst & ex-double murder suspect Ray Lewis said of the NFL star & his alleged domestic abuse, ”Some things you can cover up … some things you can’t.” Not Two time Super bowl winner, MVP, future Hall of Famer. No ex-double murder suspect. What’s the intent of the description? You tell me. Lewis was found not guilty of obstruction of justice but that info was buried in the story.

Why did Nike drop Adrian Peterson, but keep Hope Solo?

http://m.kirotv.com/news/news/nike-drops-peterson-silent-domestic-violence-charg/nhQBk/

Two Black girls killed, but who cares?

Interesting article.

http://www.ebony.com/news-views/black-teen-girls-killed-but-do-you-care-403#axzz3Dn95F5IP

Is this a review of Shonda Rhimes new show or a rebuke of Shonda Rhimes?

Read this review and share your thoughts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/arts/television/viola-davis-plays-shonda-rhimess-latest-tough-heroine.html

The Curious Case of abuser US District Court Judge Mark Fuller

Interesting article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/09/10/judge-arrested-in-wifes-beating-gets-slap-on-the-wrist-in-plea-deal/

What is the Purple Purse Challenge?

So many women are the victims of financial abuse. The Purple Purse challenge is designed to help them.

https://www.crowdrise.com/purplepursechallenge

Radisson Hotel Drops Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship amid Peterson abuse allegations

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When the late Bernie Mac joked about “beating kids until the white meat showed” we all laughed, but that kind of beating is truly no laughing matter. Adrian Peterson is facing charges that his discipline went too far. Peterson contends he was simply doing to his children what had been done to him as a child. The Radisson Hotel chain has decided to suspend their limited sponsorship of the Vkings. Over the past few days we have heard pundits encourage companies to consider sponsorship of NFL teams and maybe this is the first company to do it, but will it be the last? Share your thoughts.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-16/radisson-hotels-drops-vikings-sponsorship-after-peterson-charged.html

Adrian Peterson indicted for child abuse

Not a good week for the NFL.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/adrian-peterson-indicted-for-child-abuse/

9/11 We Can Never Forget

9-11-13

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